Publisher: Data East
Developer: Data East
Size: 8 megs
No. of players: 1
Got it for: $7.99, cart only.

Apparently, after wielding the most powerful gun of all time, the Heavy Barrel, terrorists still feel they need to mess with you. Kidnapping your entire family, they lure you back in for yet another ass whipping...

What's it all about?
It's a fast paced, no holds barred shooter. You run through levels mowing down anything that moves, then taking out the over-the-top boss at the end to move on to the next. During levels you can kill "red"(commies!) soldiers that will drop keys that can be used to unlock new weapons, special items and ammo in the armory that you'll visit between levels.

Graphics - Solid Data East-style art makes the big, beefy graphics really standout. The bosses are huge, the levels look great and though the character animation is lacking at times, it's not too shabby.
Sound - Odd sounds, that you wouldn't normally assume would come out of a gun, and great old school Data East-style music are what you get here. It's a nice mix of weird stuff...
Control - A little odd at first. In the arcade this was played on a stick that you could rotate to aim in all 8 directions. Data East did a decent job of porting that onto the Genesis pad, it just takes some adjustment.
AI - Mindless. The enemies don't really seem to want to kill you, they just shoot for fun most of the time and if you happen to run into it...well....
Replay value - High. It's a solid shooter, no doubt, and an arcade style one at that. Lots of fast placed play, moderately short levels and lots of firepower will have you coming back for quite some time.
Tips for better gaming experiences:
No matter what, be SURE to shoot the red soldiers as they hold keys that will unlock the armory for you.

Game Genie:
You probably won't need it, but if you find yourself having a hard time try out the infinite lives code.

Infinite lives:

My rating: 89(out of 100) - A great arcade conversion that only looses big points due to the game's length(or lack there of) and the fact they dropped it down from two players to one.
EGM gave it: 8, 8, 8, 8(out of 10)
GamePro gave it: 5.0(graphics), 4.0(sound), 5.0(gameplay), 4.0(funfactor), 4.0(challenge)(out of 5)

Cat's review:
Not bad, just not Contra quality....

Showing you the proper way to handle yourself, assuming you had to shoot while holding a man in a headlock...
Here we come...very invade your base...very slowly
This is the pseudo-sequel to the amazingly good Heavy Barrel, also by Data East.